Brandon Goldsmith scored a career-high 19 points, Raasean Davis had a double-double and North Carolina Central defeated McNeese State 77-71 on Thursday night after blowing a 19-point lead in the second half.
Jordan Lyons scored a career-high 19 points off the bench, including five 3-pointers, Daniel Fowler scored 14 points with six assists, Matt Rafferty scored 13 and pulled down 11 rebounds and Furman walloped NAIA Montreat 103-47 Thursday night.
Connor Cashaw tied his career high with 27 points, Bishop Mency added a career-high 21 and Rice held off Division II St. Edward's 91-86 on Thursday morning.
The Washington Huskies will retire Isaiah Thomas' No. 2 jersey on Feb. 15 when the Huskies host Utah. Thomas will join Brandon Roy and Bob Houbregs as the only players to have their numbers retired by the school.
Oklahoma State guards Davon Dillard and Zack Dawson have been dismissed from the program for violating team rules. A source told ESPN the dismissals are unrelated to the FBI investigation of a former assistant coach.
Charlotte has fired former NBA standout Mark Price after he went 30-42 in two-plus seasons at the school.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|6||Michigan StateMSU||Big Ten||9-1||6||47||7||4|
|11||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||9-1||11||132||16||20|
|17||Texas TechTTU||Big 12||8-1||17||153||19||28|
|18||Seton HallHALL||Big East||9-1||18||107||14||24|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).